Four young lives have been lost due to anti-gay bullying over the past month.
I can not understand the pain that these went through that drove them to believe that suicide was their only option. It shouldn't have happened. And it should not happen again.
What are we doing, America? Homophobia has gripped so much of this great nation that it's okay for other to bully others. To harass them about their sexuality to the point where they are putting a gun to their head and pulling the trigger at the age of 13.
I hope the bullies look at what they have done and realize it just wasn't worth it. For what? A few laughs? To make yourself look bigger in front of your friends? Was it worth it? Was it worth it that you are basically a murderer? It sickens me. What these young lives could have contributed to this society is lost. Their futures cut short due to torment.
There is an anger inside me that I just don't know what to do with. A sadness so heavy for the families involved. Yet I still hold hope that this nation will get things turned around. That we will find a way to just agree to disagree so further lives are not lost.
You may not agree with someones sexuality. But it does NOT give you the right to harass them and drive them towards suicide. I pray that others who are going through the same harassment find another way to cope. I hope other bullies across the country see these stories and it scares the living shit out of them and makes them stop. I'm just so sad.
Have you ever been a victim of bullying? What advice can you offer to those who are being bullied?